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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 21.00
Here are two thousand years of London?s history and folklore, its chroniclers and criminals and plain citizens, its food and drink and countless pleasures. Blackfriar?s and Charing Cross, Paddington and Bedlam. Westminster Abbey and St. Martin in the Fields. Cockneys and vagrants. Immigrants, peasants, and punks. The Plague, the Great Fire, the... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2005; US$ 13.95
From the foremost contemporary chronicler of London?s history, a suspenseful novel that ingeniously draws on Chaucer?s The Canterbury Tales to recreate the city?s 14th century religious and political intrigues. London, 1399. Sister Clarice, a nun born below Clerkenwell convent, is predicting the death of King Richard II and the demise of... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 12.95
From the author of Chatterton and Shakespeare: A Biography comes a gripping novel set in London that re-imagines an infamous 19th-century Shakespeare forgery. Charles and Mary Lamb, who will in time achieve lasting fame as the authors of Tales from Shakespeare for Children , are still living at home, caring for their dotty and maddening parents.... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 21.95
When Newton was not yet twenty-five years old, he formulated calculus, hit upon the idea of gravity, and discovered that white light was made up of all the colors of the spectrum. By 1678, Newton designed a telescope to study the movement of the planets and published Principia , a milestone in the history of science, which set forth his famous laws... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00
From the imagination of one of the most brilliant writers of our time and bestselling author of The Life of Thomas More , a novel that playfully imagines how the "modern" era might appear to a thinker seventeen centuries hence. At the turn of the 38th century, London's greatest orator, Plato, is known for his lectures on the long, tumultuous history... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 19.95
In the first in a new series of brief biographies, bestselling author Peter Ackroyd brilliantly evokes the medieval world of England and provides an incomparable introduction to the great poet?s works. Geoffrey Chaucer, who died in 1400, lived a surprisingly eventful life. He served with the Duke of Clarence and with Edward III, and in 1359 was taken... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 21.00
In this perfect companion to London: The Biography , Peter Ackroyd once again delves into the hidden byways of history, describing the river's endless allure in a journey overflowing with characters, incidents, and wry observations. Thames: The Biography meanders gloriously, rather like the river itself. In short, lively chapters Ackroyd writes... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 14.95
In The Fall of Troy , acclaimed novelist and historian Peter Ackroyd creates a fascinating narrative that follows an archaeologist's obsession with finding the ruins of Troy, depicting the blurred line between truth and deception.Obermann, an acclaimed German scholar, fervently believes that his discovery of the ancient ruins of Troy will prove that... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 22.95
Gothic, mysterious, theatrical, fatally flawed, and dazzling, the life of Edgar Allan Poe, one of America?s greatest and most versatile writers, is the ideal subject for Peter Ackroyd. Poe wrote lyrical poetry and macabre psychological melodramas; invented the first fictional detective; and produced pioneering works of science fiction and fantasy.... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.95
A New York Times Notable Book and Providence Journal Best Book of the Year From the incomparable Peter Ackroyd: a brilliant re-imagination of the classic tale that has enthralled readers for nearly two centuries. Victor Frankenstein, a researcher, and the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley form an unlikely friendship as first-years at Oxford. Shelley... more...